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Fairfax 50+ Podcast: NCS’s Monica Koppelman and Jennae Asborno Highlight New 50+ Weekend Clubhouse Pilot Program at Herndon Senior Center

Fairfax
January 22, 2020

There’s a lot going on at the Herndon Senior Center, including a new weekend pilot program called the 50+ Weekend Clubhouse. As of January 3, the center began staying open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day.

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A Hidden Gem in Fairfax: The Sensory Room Offers Unique Therapeutic Environment for All Ages

January 9, 2020

Light, color, texture, sound, fragrance, motion… These can all be used to calm or arouse the senses. They are also core elements in the Sensory Room, a unique therapeutic space at Providence Community Center in Fairfax. Opened in 2015, the room is dedicated to Deputy County Executive Patricia D. Harrison, who played a key role in its inception.

As…

Fight Hunger, Feed Hope: Stuff the Bus Food Drive Kicks Off January 18

Fight
January 7, 2020

The buses are fueled and ready to roll as Stuff the Bus – the county’s post-holiday food drive, now in its ninth year – hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.

Beginning on January 18 and continuing weekly through February 15, 2020, Stuff…

NCS Senior Centers Kick Off 2020 with Monthly Themes

NCS
December 17, 2019

In 2020, registered members of Fairfax County Senior Centers will see new monthly themes and a cohesive focus across all locations. Fairfax County is home to many older adults, and county agencies are always looking for ways to meet the needs of a far more active, engaged and mobile…

Virginia Governor and First Lady Announce New Funding for Early Childhood Education

Virginia
December 13, 2019

First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Office for Children Family Child Care Partner

On December 10, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced that hisproposed budget will include $94.8 million in new funding for early childhood care and…

Herndon Senior Center Will Stay Open Later on Friday and Saturday Evenings

Herndon
December 2, 2019

The Herndon Senior Center wants to help make your weekend count! Starting January 3, 2020, the center will stay open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day. Herndon is one of 14 Senior Centers in Fairfax…

F.A.S.T. Partners with Non-Profit to Collect Sneakers for Local Athletes

F.A.S.T.
November 12, 2019

Registration Open for Sharing Shoes Basketball Clinic on December 1

For the second year, F.A.S.T., short for Fairfax Athletes Stand Together, is partnering with non-profit Sharing Shoes to collect new and gently used sneakers for local athletes. This…

Community Center Teen Designs Winning Logo for Fairfax Prevention Coalition

Community

Fairfax 50+ Podcast: NCS Educator Jacqueline Rich Talks Seniors and Technology

Fairfax
November 4, 2019

Older adults and technology don’t exactly go hand in hand – or do they? According to Jacqueline Rich, NCS Information Technology Educator, it’s a common misconception that seniors are afraid to use technology.

Rich, who teaches technology courses at the county’s 14 Senior Centers, recently discussed her thoughts with host Jim Person on Fairfax 50+, the county’s podcast series for…

Fairfax County Honored with 2019 NACCED Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing

Fairfax
November 1, 2019

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) has selected Lewinsville Center as the 2019 Award of Excellence recipient. Located in McLean, Virginia, the Lewinsville Center project included the redevelopment of the 8.66-acre site of the original Lewinsville…

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